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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.
Stories by Jacob Margolis
High pressure over the Great Basin is bringing unseasonable heat to Southern California.
You can credit (or blame) La Niña. These conditions were also present last year, but California was bombarded by storms.
Two neutron stars collided 130 million light years away, but researchers only had hours to prepare before they'd miss their window to see the event.
This week's mass shooting in Las Vegas has resurfaced painful memories in the Inland Empire city -- site of firearms massacre in 2015.
When the tsunami dragged debris from Japan into the Pacific, dozens of marine species made the trash their home. They crossed the ocean and arrived on our shores.
The tiny, camera shy, asexual worm has been caught in the act; research on how its two halves regenerate could help scientists learn more about how stem cells work.
The culprit is particulate matter 1/25th the size of a human hair that enters the bloodstream and wreaks havoc on critical organs.
Scientists hope that if they can figure out why jellyfish sleep, they might be able to figure out why animals, including humans, sleep too.
Cassini's final signal was received at JPL around 5 a.m. Friday morning, signaling the "end of mission" call, followed by cheers and even some tears.
While it sounds bad that scientists are crashing the Cassini spacecraft into Saturn, the final move is arguably one of the most important of the mission.
Asteroid Florence is 2.7 miles wide, one of the largest known near-Earth objects ever spotted, and it'll pass by 4.4 million miles from Earth September 1.
Once the virus enters the bloodstream of a pregnant woman it tricks the immune system, suppresses it and spreads quickly.
On Aug. 21, the moon will cross in between the earth and the sun, the land will darken, the temperature will drop and we'll see an astronomical phenomenon.
Saturn's sixth largest moon is a winter wonderland, always covered in a fresh layer of snow. If you had a spacesuit and gnarly set of skis, you might be good to go.
New studies predict heat waves and droughts will become more common as temperatures continue to rise. Rising seas are also likely swamp low-lying areas.